The Ministry of Culture launches the largest competition to fund Saudi films, with prizes up to 40 million riyals


Today, Sunday, the Ministry of Culture launched a light competition to support Saudi films within the quality of life program, one of the programs for achieving the Kingdom's vision 2030, in order to empower national talents active in the field of filmmaking through four tracks that include supporting script scripts, developing them, supporting film production, in addition to supporting Saudi students ’films. Those who study filmmaking major in international institutes and universities. The competition receives filmmakers' requests from screenwriters and directors wishing to participate via the online platform during the three-month registration period from September 29 to December 29, 2019 AD, and all entries will be subject to evaluation by jury Competent for choosing the winning film projects in each track of the competition, which will be announced on February 20, 2020. The Ministry of Culture aims to organize the competition to support national talents specialized in the film industry, and to provide a financing and logistical platform for the production of Saudi films with a total of prizes up to 40 million riyals, according to a professional work program that includes the pre, during and post-production stages, as the competition will support filmmakers And to provide all the assistance they need to produce their films according to recognized standards. It also aims to create a productive movement in the local arena that helps to establish a production infrastructure and clear career paths for those working in the film sector from the various specializations of the film industry in the Kingdom.

September 29, 2019 - 12:00